- The mother of Leah Shari bu asked President Buhari to help rescue her daughter
- Rebecca Sharibu said it has been a year since her daughter was abducted
- The family asked Nigerians to pray for the return of their daughter
Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu, one of the girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Dapchi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify effort to bring her daughter back.
The Guardian reports that Rebecca alongside other family members on Sunday, February 10 begged the Buhari administration to help rescue her daughter.
She noted that it was a weekto mark a year since her daughter was kidnapped and asked the government not to go back on its promise to rescue Leah.
She said: “I am the mother of Leah and I am here begging the government not to forget my daughter. I want the government not to forget the promise made to us that my daughter would be set free. The president called me and we spoke on phone. He assured me that Leah would come back and that the government was working hard on it.
“He also sent three ministers who came and assured me that my daughter would return. After that, it was silence because we haven’t seen Leah. By next week, my daughter would have spent a year in captivity. That is why I am begging the president (she burst into tears… ) not to forget the promises made to me by ensuring that my daughter is freed.”
Dr. Gloria Puldu, who is also a representative of Leah’s family, said the family was aware that this is a political season and would not want the issue to be politicised because of how sensitive it is.
She called on Nigerians to support the family with prayers so the abducted girl will be released soon.
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Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria has denied reports making the rounds that Leah Sharibu, last of the Dapchi schoolgirls recently abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, has been killed by her abductors.
The denial was issued by information minister Lai Mohammed on Sunday, February 10 in a statement sent to Legit.ng.
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